Please note: The Leather & Archives Museum (LA&M) is an Adult Only venue.
This exhibition is of exclusive erotic artwork uniquely painted on leather by the UK realist artist Karl Hamilton-Cox, this is his first solo exhibition outside of England and the first by and overseas artist at the LA&M.
Karl's work is regularly publically and privately exhibited in the UK especially in London, Birmingham and Hereford. The adaption of figurative art to leather is a concept he has developed that suits figurative work and the alternative lifestyle the museum supports.
An additional twist is that the artwork is framed and ready for wall hanging, it is not glazed and the painted leather is designed to be caressed. The process he has devised ensures that the paint has a longevity that many painted media does not have. The specialised paint Karl uses is produced in the USA and designed for use on leather clothing.
The exhibition is a rolling one where sold art will be released and made immediately available and replaced at regular intervals with new art, see the http://www.artonleather.co.uk website for details of what artwork and prints are available, being prepared and on their way to Chicago.
In addition to this unique original art being exhibited and for sale there will be a number of mounted and signed prints of the paintings; some are of limited editions of only 20 numbered and signed prints. Commissions are taken.
The LA&M is recognised by the IRS as a charity under the 501 (c) (3) provisions; its Mission Statement is:
"The compilation, preservation and maintenance of leather lifestyle and related lifestyles [including but not limited to the Gay and Lesbian communities], history, archives and memorabilia for historical, educational and research purposes."